Why do young people drink and/or do drugs? Here are some reasons as to why situations like this take place:
- Risk-Taking; An adolescent's brain doesn't fully develop until they are about 23-25 years old. This is a time of heightened risk taking for many.
- To handle pressures and meet demands.
- To belong and fit in - to be a part of something.
- At home, there is no guidance, quality time, companionship, nor clear communication on the subject of alcohol, drugs and tobacco use.